who has inspired you to write?
Posted 20 June 2009 - 08:31 AM
I used to absoloutley reading so much! then one christmas my godmother got me a bookset. It was 8 of the princess diary books and ever since i've been obsessed with reading(mostly meg cabot.)
Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:42 AM
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:03 AM
^ Yeah, all the MCMB dudettes. The only reason my stories are still goin' on is because of you guys (well, maybe not you guys), so thanks! -hug!-
Same! Thank you all! But really my brain, thanks brain.
Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:59 AM
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:11 PM
Mum: Hey Sarah, she wrote this book when she was in high school. And look, now she's really successful.
Mum: You should write a book, Sarah.
Me: *laughs nervously* I'm not that good, Mum.
Mum: Yes you are. You should write one.
Thanks Mum. That was the push that I needed to start.
Posted 23 January 2010 - 06:02 AM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:52 PM
But when I got into my teens, I found awesome Meg Cabot and now she inspires me ALOT to write.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:06 AM
I discovered my equal favourite first author Meg Cabot. )And ruined my social life raving about her and her books.)
And then I posted my first completed proper story on here.
And I've been writing a lot more ever since.
If it wasn't for Meg Cabot, I wouldn't have fould these message boards (Proably) and I wouldn't have been inspired by all these wonderful people to wright a story.
So Meg Cabot, I thankyou.
That was kind of... Okay I'm going now.
Edward and Bella 4-ever.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:38 PM
Nobody had ever told me that I was a good writer I just kind of found it easy to write papers and speeches.
Then she kept commenting on my papers and telling me to give the other kids advice and stuff. And i guess since i read A LOT i guess i knew how to write well for my age. I started writing more and realized that I loved it!
Yeah she's still my favorite teacher, haha
Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:58 PM
~Peace and Fuzzy Socks~
Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:50 PM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:34 PM
I meet random people, and they say something that sparks an idea for a story and makes me want to write. But in the end, the main person is probably my dad.
He's not like afraid to do anything and he has so many different hobbies (photography, music, recording, gardening, golfing, ect.) and he just is always THERE. And I guess just talking with him makes me want to write almost. He just has so much faith in me it sounds like when he talks to me, that I want to write. Problem is, he doesn't really know I write THAT much....so I feel bad about that.
And of course authors like Meg and Sarad Dessen inspire because of how amazing their stories are.
Plus everyone on the website (yes I'm talking to YOU!) because I know I'm not the only one who wants to write....
Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:07 PM
NO! It is a book for fiction you moron! You call yourself a writer but you never write,
Then I started to write and sent my first (crappy) novel to her the second I was finished.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:58 AM
Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:22 AM
I have wanted to become a published author since Grade 3 when my teacher read a story I wrote to the entire class because she thought it was so good. I loved the feeling of being praised for my writing. To be praised for something that Lucy Maud Montgomery or Frank L. Baum did so beautifully was an amazing feeling, and I didn't want it to stop.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:10 PM
I inspire myself. Although I might be wayyyy too hard on myself, I still can't be prouder. Hardly anyone at my school likes to write in their free time, I feel special to have realized my passion so early on in my life.
Yet, if it wasn't for my parents, I don't think I would have ever realized my dream. They support everything I do 100% and its because of them that I've had the freedom to do what I do best. Write.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:54 PM
I guess two years ago I would've said Linkin Park, and now I would say it's all the people involved in the TV I watch. I want to write something as brilliant as BBC Sherlock or Veronica Mars or the fifth season of Supernatural. I want to write something that affects people like that stuff has affected me.
Otherwise, though, my big writing inspiration is Stephen King. I've learned quite a bit about writing from that man.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:12 PM
Enid Blytons book and winning a writing competition inspired me to write. Music inspires my writing. The novel I am trying to write was inspired by my favourite album ( Man Alive - Everything Everything) as well as many other things.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:31 AM
That author saved my life with her words! The Fitz and Fool books helped me make it through some of the darkest times I have ever had (the majority of them being in school)
After that I decided that if I could give even one teenager the level of escapism that I got from Robin then I've done a good job.
I guess that's my inspiration, Mrs Hobb and anyone who reads my work
Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:42 AM
I really want to share this with you too. It's an interview with an author Peter Corey.
I thought it would be important to mention him as an example for anyone like me who suffers from dyslexia, dysgraphia or any other sort of impediment that you feel hinders your writing.
He came into my primary school when I was younger and gave a talk. I remember being totally captivated by him and what he had to say, even though I had no reall interest in writing at that age.
What he said about his spelling and contending with it during his younger live was so well presented I associated with it so much and he had a humor that mad me feel like it wasn't such a big deal.
But I'm rambling now.
I just wanted to show him as an example that all things can be beaten if you have the mind to do it.
Final parting words a quote from Peter (if any of you have stuck with this post long enough I think you will find this one a gem)
What advice would you offer anyone who wants to write?
Do it. Read a lot - that improves your writing technique because it helps you appreciate what is good and why. Don't be put off by publishers turning you down - they aren't always right. Many publishers tend to follow trends rather than create them, and that can be very frustrating.
Hope that's helped someone in someway x
X Vicky X
Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:09 PM
Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:41 PM
I've been writing my whole life - I don't think it was an event that made me start writing - it was just a natural thing for me.
But certain authors definitely did have an influence on me - I remember reading Enid Blyton a lot when I was a kid. I wanted to write mysteries just like she did. Then Agatha Christie came - she was my role model for a long time (though now I mostly admire her murder plots and characters - not a big fan of her writing style). Then came Michael Connolly - and his eye for details.
And Meg Cabot, of course. I was totally inspired to start writing in diary-form after I read PD and in first person. I continued writing that way for a few years, then eventually abandoned the diary style.
Nowadays I mainly love Jeff Lindsay (author of Dexter) - I LOVE his unique writing style and I can just hope that I will one day be a master of language that could compare to him!
I think famous authors can certainly be a good influence. They kind of show you how to organize a story, develop characters, how to basically tell a story. At the beginning you follow their example and eventually I guess you just start doing your own thing - and to do that I guess you just need to read as much as you can and also to develop as a person. As you get older, I think you just gain different perspectives and experiences. Plus, I think you know yourself way better and realize what you want to write about and what kind of a writer you want to be.
What inspires you then? Things you see, hear about, experience - falling in love, heart break, people around you. Sometimes strangers on the street because they walk a certain way or have a haircut you have never seen before. Nature, I think nature can inspire powerful passages, especially those pertaining to emotions and the circle of life. Great art, honestly, true emotions artists put in their work, all these things make you go "I wanna do that too". I think everything can be an inspiration if you can see what it can represent.
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